Migration issues are back in the headlines, with the two main parties vying over 'get tough' policies, and the government admitting that its recent labour force statistics have been wrong. But positive alternatives are also being mooted.
National faith, civil rights and labour leaders have unveiled a new campaign to counter the 'growing anti-immigrant movement' in the US. It aims to empower those who have grown weary of the division created by 'anti-immigrant politics'.
Difference between faiths and life-stances do not have to lead to division, but can be part of a rich blend of perspectives working for the common good, says a leading Christian service agency responding to a bridge building letter from Muslim scholars.
Evangelical Christians across Europe have been urged by their leader not to demonize Islam or to fear the presence of Muslims across the continent. Instead they have been urged to see it as an opportunity to witness to the Gospel message.
Despite India remaining the world's most populous and vibrant democracy, freedom of religion is in decline and plural secularism threatened, says a journalist-turned-Christian activist who is now secretary general of the All India Christian Council.
A Canadian Catholic priest is urging Quebec to move towards a model of "open secularism" that respects both religious and non-religious contributions to society without imposing the beliefs of any one group.